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A mouthguard is an appliance made to protect teeth and surrounding tissue from oral trauma during athletic or physical activities. The mouthguard can be prefabricated (or stock), or custom made. Custom fit mouthguards are generally more comfortable. For children, they must be changed as new teeth grow. Mouthguards can prevent serious injuries such as jaw fractures, neck injuries, concussions, and teeth fractures. Studies have reported that concussions can be decreased by almost 50% by wearing a mouthguard.

Night Guard – prevents tooth wear from grinding (Bruxism). Stress is a common cause of grinding.

Fluoride Guard – strengthens teeth to resist cavities. Fluoride is placed in the guard and worn for 4 minutes.

Bleaching Guard – bleaching chemicals that form hydrogen peroxide are placed in this to whiten teeth.

NOW PROUDLY MAKING UNDER ARMOUR PERFORMANCE MOUTHWEAR

 

We are very excited to introduce to you the very latest innovation in mouthwear. We have recently become an authorized provider of Under Armour Mouthgear. It is very important, as you know, to protect the teeth with some sort of protective mouthgear when playing contact sports such as football, soccer, basketball, etc. Under Armour has gone one step farther in developing mouthgear that actually improves your performance while playing your designated sport…..
Under Armour is proud to bring 15 years of research to this patented technology that is being worn by professional athletes across the country. The science behind these guards has been printed in peer reviewed dental journals.

When you train and compete, your natural reaction is to clench your jaw. It’s part of the “fight or flight” wiring of your brain. Your clenched jaw causes your TMJ (temporomandibluar joint) to compress causing your brain to release an excess amount of performance-sapping hormones (like cortisol) that produce stress, fatigue, and distraction. This technology (the ArmourBite Technology) prevents your teeth from clenching and pivots your jaw forward to relieve pressure on the TMJ. Gone are the excess negative hormones and the energy draining effects, so the body can unleash its full potential. Also, enlarged airway openings, result in 25% less lactic acid build-up after 30 minutes of intense exercise.

Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions, or to make a block appointment for your team’s fittings. The time to get the mouthwear back is about 1-2 weeks.

Do you need a mouth guard? This article from the ADA shows you options and helps you know the steps you need to take if you need a mouth guard for your activities.

This article is in PDF format, which can be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader:

 

Information provided by the ADA, American Dental Association, www.ada.org